Product Review (January 2011)
OPPO BDP-93 Universal 3D Blu-ray Player
with DVD-Audio/SACD/HDCD

By Kevin Nakano

Oppo BDP-93 Universal Blu-ray PlayerThere was a certain level of excitement that went through my veins when OPPO's new BDP-93 Universal 3D Blu-ray player arrived at my front door. After having spent much time with OPPO's BDP-83 and BDP-83SE, my expectations were high based on the long list of features in the product description. The BDP-93 supports the new Blu-ray 3D specifications (3D television and glasses required) taking full advantage of many new 3D capable displays. The unit also features dual HDMI outputs with built-in Netflix Instant Streaming and Blockbuster On-Demand. Best of all, this even more powerful and better looking BD player is still priced at an amazing $499.

Latest OPPO BDP-103 Reviewed

The BDP-93 supports Blu-ray, DVD Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), CD (including HDCD), Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs. The BDP-93 supports BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0) and contains all the necessary hardware (audio/video decoder, Ethernet and wireless networking, and 1GB of internal storage) for BD-Live. It also supports BonusVIEW (Profile 1.1) enabling "picture-in-picture" and audio features for viewing director or actor commentary while the main movie is playing.

The BDP-93 features a beautiful black anodized aluminum front panel with only a few flushed buttons (power, tray open/close and navigation controls) that give it a high-end look. The display is easy to read and can be dimmed or completely turned off (except when receiving commands) for home theater environments. The transport mechanism has a smoother and quieter design than what was offered in the BDP-83 design.

The BDP-93 packaging keeps the unit well protected with the player wrapped in a reusable carrying bag and a protective film on the front face. A separate container in the package holds the remote with batteries, power cord, HDMI cable, and standard A/V cables. The new BDP-93 weighs slightly less than the BDP-83SE (10.6 pounds versus 11.3 pounds), yet has the same solid build as its older brother.

OPPO BDP-93 Universal Blu-ray Player Back Panel
The BDP-93 provides two assignable HDMI v1.4a outputs, supporting all old, new, and future HDMI televisions and receivers. This eliminates the need to have a 3D compliant audio receiver or processor since the video signal can go directly to the display. There are also analog component and composite video connections. There are no dedicated two channel audio outputs, but the 7.1 outputs provide the decoded multi-channel sound with full bass management options.

The wired ethernet connection provides Blu-ray's BD-Live and BonusView interactivity as well as access to the latest firmware updates. Other interfaces include a USB 2.0 port, IR input jack, digital toslink and coaxial outputs, eSATA port, and an RS232 port for wired remote control of the unit. The eSATA and USB port can be used with an external drive for photos and video content. A detachable power cord makes for an easy installation in tight quarters.

Wireless N
The BDP-93 comes with wireless N capability, but it is not built into the unit. Instead, the player includes an external USB WiFi dongle along with an extension cable attached to a dock. This allows the dongle to be placed on a flat surface away from the back of the BD player for better reception. In our tests the signal strength increased from 62% to 94% using the optimally placed USB dock provided with the dongle. The dongle is actually a 10/100Mb (not 1Gb) Atheros AR9271 unit with drivers built into the BDP-93. Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi dongle is not compatible with 5GHz-only 802.11n systems, but works fine with the more common 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n systems. Our wireless network uses a TRENDnet TEW-650AP Wireless b/g/n Access Point. Configuration is easy using the Internet Connection menu where the user can select either wired or wireless connectivity. We ran all of our tests with a wired cable for the fastest and most reliable connection. The wireless dongle did detect our WiFi system and had no problem connecting to it. In addition, we were able to watch HD Netflix movies without any bandwidth issues or artifacts.

The BDP-93 design has the functionality partitioned into three main boards (not including the front panel). Like its predecessors, the BDP-93 has a separate power supply board located on the left side and accommodates worldwide power from 100-240VAC (50/60 Hz). The main A/V board has the video decoder and processor with a large number of audio and video interface connectors on the back, mounted to the rear panel. A large thermal plate covers the video processor to help remove heat and improve reliability. Unlike the BDP-83, the new BDP-93 player does not have an internal fan. The Audio Board has the analog audio connectors that feed the back panel and includes the D/A conversion onboard.

A/V Board
The "L" shaped video processing board is located on the right side and back of the unit next to the Blu-ray drive. This board handles all of the A/V processing and most of the interfaces including the BD drive, front panel board, and all rear audio and video interfaces except for the analog audio. OPPO's design topology keeps the sensitive analog audio electronics away from the noisier digital signals, maximizing audio performance. The BDP-93 also has a Pure Audio mode that is designed to keep the video circuits off to minimize noise bleed into the audio.

A/V Processing
Something new to the OPPO line is the inclusion of the Marvell 88DE2750 “Kyoto-G2” Digital Video Format Converter. This second-generation Qdeo™ video processor has replaced the popular Anchor Bay ABT2010 chip used in the BDP-83. The Marvell chip has received many awards from the industry for its superb video performance and has been adopted in various products from many well-known companies. The Marvell chip offers motion-adaptive, edge-adaptive 3D de-interlacing with support for arbitrary film cadences along with per-pixel 3D Video Noise Reduction (VNR) and Block Noise Reduction (BNR). There is also a Source Direct mode allowing for outboard processing of the video. Finally, the BDP-93 also uses the latest Silicon Image SiI9334 HDMI® 1.4 Transmitter chip to send video signal out of the HDMI 1 connector.

The BDP-93 can output lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA bitstreams from the HDMI connector. The built-in multi-channel decoder can convert all channels to LPCM and output audio using either the HDMI connector or through the 7.1 analog audio outputs. The design is very flexible at adapting to virtually any system both older and newer.

OPPO BDP-93 Audio BoardAudio Board
Power forms (±15VDC, and +5VDC) from the main power supply board runs through a second stage of regulation on the audio board to provide cleaner power to the audio components. The audio board in the BDP-93 leverages heavily from the design of the BDP-83 using the same Cirrus Logic 8-Channel D/A Converter (CS4382A) for the 7.1 analog outputs. All analog outputs pass through dual high-performance low noise (5532) operational amplifiers before exiting the gold-plated RCA connectors on the back panel.

The modular design makes it easy for OPPO to offer an improved audio section for audiophiles by simply replacing the audio board and power supply. This is why OPPO has recently announced the new BDP-95 Audiophile BD player, which is slated for February 2011. Of course, we are excited to hear about this and will have more on this later.

The BDP-93 remote uses the same design as the BDP-83 remote. We really like this remote and are glad to see OPPO keep this proven design with their latest BD player. The full-size design has a rounded back that gives it a more ergonomic feel. The remote has large buttons that have identifying symbols and are backlit on top making them easy to see in the low light environments found in most home theaters. The layout works well and follows a logical format. Pressing any button on the remote triggers the backlighting for approximately 8 seconds. There is also a dedicated Light button in the lower right corner. The Top Menu and Pop-Up Menu buttons are located on the upper left and right sides of the navigation buttons. Setup and Return are located on the lower right and left of the navigation buttons. Stop, Play and Pause are larger buttons for common control. Pressing the Resolution button allows the user to select from Auto, 480I/576I, 480P/576P, 720P, 1080I, 1080P, or Source Direct. OPPO has also included a three position switch inside the battery compartment that allows the user to change the command set so that it does not interfere with other OPPO products. This feature provides full and separate control of two OPPO units in the same room. We found that the remote's default setting (position 1) also controlled our OPPO DV-981HD DVD player.

We connected the BDP-93 HDMI 1 output directly to our Anthem LTX-500v LCoS 1080p projector and HDMI 2 output to our Denon AVR-5308CI A/V receiver. While our projector is currently not 3D capable we wanted to test both HDMI outputs on the unit.

Our Denon AVR-5308CI A/V receiver is mated to a Parasound HCA-2205AT five channel amplifier to drive our M&K 5.1 speaker system. The AVR-5308CI uses a THX crossover set at 80 Hz and works well with our speaker configuration. The receiver is capable of decoding all of the latest surround formats over HDMI and also has the option for analog 7.1 inputs, so we can test the player's internal decoding, DACs and analog section. Our projector is mated to a 100-inch Stewart FireHawk. Walls are covered with Echo Buster sound absorption panels. This helps eliminate slap echo and significantly reduce the RT60 time in the room. As a result, secondary reflections, which often blur the sonic image are largely reduced or eliminated.

Once turned on, the BDP-93 walks the user through the Easy Setup Wizard. Video connections and resolution are selected along with aspect ratio and audio options. This will get the vast majority of users up and running in little time. Users can also use the Setup Menu to better define their audio and video settings to maximize performance and to set common preferences.

Graphical User Interface (GUI)
The OPPO BDP-93 uses the same style of user interface found in the BDP-83, with a logical and easy to follow menu system. The latest firmware version has a much smoother feel than the earlier release.
OPPO has done an excellent job putting together a set of menus that work both for the novice and the advanced user. In addition, the fonts are softer and more pleasing to the eye. User can also access the menus without having to stop playing the disc, which is a great feature only found on very few expensive players.

Initial Wizard Screen 1
Initial Wizard Screen 1
Initial Wizard Screen 1
Initial Wizard Screen 1
Initial Wizard Screen 1
Initial Wizard Screen 1

Easy Setup Wizard
The simplified setup menus are designed to walk the user through some initial settings to quickly get the player up and running. Oppo calls it the Easy Setup Wizard and it consists of 6 basic steps that require simple inputs from the user.

Video Interface
First the user needs to define the primary video output. The user can choose
between HDMI and component video. Whenever possible, the user should always select HDMI unless the display being used does not support it. HDMI has the handshake for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), so resolution will be limited if the HDMI digital interface is not used.

Output Resolution
The user can select the video output to be Auto, 1080P, 1080I, 480P/576P, 480I/576I or Source Direct. Once the TV output mode is changed the player will ask the user to confirm the setting before making the change final. If the user does not confirm the new setting, the player will revert back to the previous video mode. This prevents the player from using a video mode that leaves the user without a picture.

Aspect Ratio
The next step defines the aspect ratio of the display. Displays with a 4:3 aspect ratio can select Letterbox or Pan & Scan. Those with the newer 16:9 HDTV's can choose Wide or Wide/Auto with the latter mode placing side borders on 4:3 source material.

Audio Settings
Finally, the user needs to select the audio mode. The Compatible mode is designed to work with most displays and receivers. However, there is also an advanced setting for HDMI 1.3 compatible receivers. More advanced users should use the Audio Settings in the Setup Menu.

There is no doubt that the Easy Setup Wizard allows less savvy users to get their BD player configured in a short time and the majority of users will benefit from it. However, we would recommend users become familiar with all of the features available (there are many) on this player to maximize performance.

Setup Menu
The Setup Menu on the BDP-93 has six categories and provides the user with advanced control of the unit's operation. Each menu (Playback Setup, Video Setup, Audio Format Setup, Audio Processing, Device Setup, and Network Setup) has an extensive set of parameters that can be adjusted for optimal performance.

OPPO BDP-83 Setup Menu

Playback Setup
The Playback Setup menu defines the Language, Parental Control (based on ratings) setting, and screen Markers for Angle, PIP (picture-in-picture), and SAP (secondary audio programs). The markers are indicated on the screen when these options are available on the disc being watched. SACD Priority can be set to multi-channel, stereo or CD-mode. The DVD-Audio Mode selects how DVD-Audio discs will be played (DVD-Audio or DVD-Video). Much depends on how the user's system is configured and what it supports. Auto Play Mode, Auto Resume and Play Back Control (PBC) can be individually set On or Off.

OPPO BDP-83 Setup Menu

Video Setup
The Video Setup menu adjusts all the video parameters. The Picture Adjustment panel allows the user to change settings for either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 & Analog. Primary Output determines the video output (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, or Analog). The HDMI outputs should always be used whenever possible for the best video performance. The 3D Mode can be set to Auto or Off and the 3D TV Size is entered here. The TV Aspect Ratio can be set to 4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Pan & Scan, 16:9 Wide, or 16:9 Wide/Auto. The TV System is set to either NTSC or PAL. The Output Resolution can be set to Auto, 1080P, 1080I, 480P/576P, 480I/576I or Source Direct. The 1080p24 Output (Auto, Off, or On) provides a 24 frame per second output rate. The HDMI Options menu defines the Color Space (RGB Video, RGB PC, YCbCr 4:4:4, or YCbCr 4:2:2) and the Deep Color (36-bits, 30-bits (Dithered), 30-bits, Off (Dithered), or Off) can be set independently for HDMI 1 and HDMI 2.
Video Only for HDMI 1 can also be enabled.

OPPO BDP-83 Setup Menu

Audio Format Setup
The Audio Format menu sets the Secondary Audio (on/off), which mixes the secondary audio with the main audio. HDMI Audio (LPCM/Bitstream/Off) can be set based on the equipment or preferences of the user. We ran our outputs in the bitstream mode and let the Denon receiver do all the decoding. The Coaxial/Optical Output (LPCM/Bitstream) selects whether the player converts the audio to PCM or allows the receiver to decode the raw bitstream. The LPCM Rate Limit (48kHz, 96kHz, or 192 kHz) sets the maximum sample rate for maximum compatibility with the connected equipment. This prevents the player from sending higher resolution data than is supported over the digital outputs. The SACD Output (PCM/DSD) can be set to output a raw DSD stream or converted PCM data and HDCD Decoding can be set On or Off.

OPPO BDP-83 Setup Menu

Audio Processing
The Audio Processing menu defines the Speaker Configuration of the system and allows each channel to be set to large or small and adjusted for level and distance. Interestingly enough, none of the other speakers can be set farther than the front two speakers. That also includes the subwoofer, which can be an issue for some. The Speaker Configuration only applies to the analog outputs and does not affect the digital bitstream or LPCM outputs. The Down Mix Mode can be set to 7.1CH, 5.1CH, Stereo and LT/RT. This mode will down mix the source material to the specified mode. The Crossover frequency can be set from 40Hz to 250Hz covering a huge range of loudspeaker configurations. We feel that 80Hz is optimal in most cases. The Dynamic Range Control can be set to Auto, On or Off.

Device Setup
The Device Setup menu provides Firmware Information and options to perform a Firmware Upgrade via USB, Disc, or Network. Firmware Notification can be set On to automatically check for firmware updates through the OPPO server. There are also settings for the Remote Control Code (1, 2, or 3), HDMI CEC (HDMI 1, HDMI 1 (Limited), HDMI 2, HDMI 2 (Limited), and Off), Front Panel Display (Full, Standard, Dim, and Off), Persistent Storage options (internal/external storage, erase BD Video data), Netflix (display ESN, deactivate Netflix), DivX® VOD DRM, Easy Setup, and Reset Factory Defaults.

OPPO BDP-83 Setup Menu

Network Setup
The Network Setup menu configures the ethernet connection that allow access to BD-Live content as well as firmware updates. The Connection Information displays the current IP address. BD-Live Network Access and My Network can independently be turned on or off. The user can choose the Internet Connection (ethernet, wireless or off). The Wireless Setting selection becomes active if wireless is selected and can scan for active WiFi links. IP Settings can be auto or manual and Proxy Settings can be on or off. The manual mode allows the user to enter the current IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS 1, and DNS 2. The Connection Test will run a check to verify the network connection is working properly.

Firmware Updates
If the network connection is active on the BDP-93, the unit can automatically poll the OPPO server for updates. Users can also manually check for firmware updates or use the USB port or disc image to update the unit. One of the advantages of the latest BD player is the ability for manufacturers to make incremental updates when issues are found. In many cases, the end-user is the one that reports problems back to the manufacturers and OPPO has always been responsive to their customers. The latest update we received on this unit provided noticeable user interface improvements. However, we did not encounter any problems with the previous firmware version.

BDP-93 Home ScreenFeatures
Pressing the Home button on the remote takes the user to the Home screen. The BDP-93 can be used to playback music, photos and movie clips from disc, a thumb drive, eSATA drive, or the connected network. Using the My Network selection, the user can browse through any of the connected network drives for content. Our NAS played video content on the BDP-93 with impressive performance and speed. The user also has access to the Setup from the Home screen. The BDP-93 offers more features than the previous BDP-83 with the ability to stream content from both Netflix and Blockbuster.

We have been using Netflix for some time with a dedicated Roku XD-S Media Player. The Netflix user interface in the OPPO unit looked very similar to what we were used to even though it ran a bit slower than the Roku unit. Once the Netflix content began to play, there were no speed issues or interruptions (even with HD material). Access to the member's Instant Queue along with options for over 20 other genres is displayed on the screen. The movie selection is impressive and there is plenty of content for just about everyone. This addition to the OPPO BDP-93 make this player even more desirable – eliminating the need for a separate Netflix media player.

Video Performance
We watched both DVD and Blu-ray on this player and video quality was excellent as with the previous generation of OPPO BD players. While scaled DVD content never looks as good as well mastered BD content, the player did a good job upscaling standard definition DVD to 1080p. Netflix content that was available in high definition (albeit 720p) looked quite good with this unit and was noticeably sharper than regular non-HD streams and DVD content. Support for 1080p/24 Blu-ray discs made for smooth motion and the Marvell video processor did a superb job on a variety of material.

The BDP-93 supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for users with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) projector lens. A unique subtitle shift feature allows you to move the subtitle up and down, making it possible to see all subtitle text when taking advantage of a 2.35:1 picture.

Picture Quality
The 1080p picture produced by the BDP-93 was reference quality with smooth gradations and excellent resolution. Colors were rich and skin tones took on a natural appearance. Animated movies such as How to Train your Dragon on Blu-ray had very fine detail that really showed-off the BD format. Unfortunately, our current projector and flat panel display does not support 3D, so we were unable to test and of these features. However, we will follow up with this once we get a 3D display or projector in house.

Audio Performance
One of the advantages of the BDP-93 is that it supports a myriad of audiophile formats such as SACD, DVD-Audio, DTS (Master Audio) and Dolby (TrueHD) lossless bitstreams. The BDP-93 can also handle WAV and FLAC files, which had issues on the previous BDP-83. Analog audio quality was similar to that of the BDP-83, so those looking to use the analog outputs can rest assured the player does a good job here. We chose to use the HDMI interface to carry multi-channel PCM, DSD, and other multi-channel bitstreams with excellent results. As a transport this player is great and we love the number of audio formats it supported.

BDP-93 Access Times
Access time can vary widely among different BD player manufacturers and many consider this to be an important performance metric when choosing a unit. The BDP-83 had good performance in this category and appears that the BDP-93 is even better. I ran several discs that I had previously timed on the BDP-83 and the BDP-93 beat them by an estimated 20%-30%.

DVD Layer Switching Times
Like BD start-up times, many users want to know if the BDP-93 has any significant or noticeable delays when performing a layer switch on DVD. Based on several discs that I watched, the layer times were so short that they were not noticeable. This is a significant improvement over the BDP-83.

Oppo has leveraged from the success of the BDP-83 Blu-ray player and it shows with the new BDP-93. Significant improvements in performance along with the addition of Netflix and Blockbuster streaming make this BD player better than ever. The new transport design, excellent video processing, 3D capability, dual HDMI 1.4a output and a solid chassis keeps the latest OPPO Blu-ray player on the most wanted list. The user interface offers the same easy to use design found in the BDP-83.

The BDP-93 represents OPPO's latest achievement with the most powerful and flexible Blu-ray player priced for under $500. The performance of this player will not disappoint. For those customers looking for an audiophile version of this player with greater attention on the analog outputs, stay tuned for the BDP-95 that includes the same ESS DACs used in the BDP-83SE along with a more robust power supply. OPPO makes it easy to upgrade your existing system and with the dual HDMI outputs, customers can experience the new 3D-capable displays while still accommodating their older (non-HDMI 1.4 compatible) receiver for multi-channel audio. This is our new reference Blu-ray player.

- Kevin Nakano

OPPO BDP-103 Blu-ray Player

Review System

Projector: Anthem LTX-500v (aka JVC DLA-HD950) 1080p LCoS Projector
Screen: Stewart Filmscreen 100" FireHawk Screen on a Luxus Deluxe ScreenWall
A/V Receiver: Denon AVR-5308CI THX-Ultra2 7x150W Receiver
Amplification: Parasound HCA-2205AT THX-Ultra Five Channel Amplifier
Front Speakers: Miller & Kreisel S-150THX (L+R) and S-150AC (Center) Speakers
Rear Speakers: Miller & Kreisel SS-250 Tripole® Surround Speakers
Subwoofer: Two Miller & Kreisel MX-350THX MkII THX-Ultra Push-pull Subwoofers
Thermal Management: Active Thermal Management Cool-it II Equipment Cooler
Room Treatments: Echo Buster panels and Bass Buster towers
Set-top Box: Dish Network ViP922 SlingLoaded HDTV Satellite and Terrestrial Receiver
Remote Control: Remote Technologies Inc. T4 Controller
DVI Cable: AudioQuest DV-1 20m DVI-D Cable
HDMI Cables: VizionWare Hi-Wirez 20-meter, Accell 45-meter UltraRun HDMI Cable
A/V Cables: Ultralink Platinum and Advanced Performance Series Cables
Audio Analyzer : Sencore SP295C SoundPro Contractor Version
Video Generator : Sencore VP403 Multimedia Video Generator
Color Analyzer:
Sencore OTC1000 ColorPro Optical Tri-stimulus Colorimeter

Review - At a Glance

OPPO - BDP-93 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player

with SACD / DVD-Audio / HDCD

Diversified Media Support:

  • Blu-ray Disc - The high definition Blu-ray Disc™ format provides pristine video and audio quality for your home entertainment.
  • Blu-ray 3D – Experience high definition in all new dimensions. The BDP-93 supports the new Blu-ray 3D specifications (3D television and glasses required).
  • Netflix Instant Streaming Ready - Instantly watch movies streamed to your TV via the Internet connected OPPO Blu-ray Disc Player. (Unlimited membership required. US only)
  • Blockbuster on Demand - The newest releases instantly from your couch! (Service available in the United States only)
  • BD-Live & BonusVIEW - The BDP-93 supports BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0) and contains all necessary hardware - audio/video decoder, Ethernet and wireless networking, and 1GB of internal storage - for BD-Live. It also supports BonusVIEW (Profile 1.1) enabling "picture-in-picture" and audio features for viewing director or actor commentary while the main movie is playing.
  • DVD-Audio - The BDP-93 plays DVD-Audio and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to play the DVD-Audio or the DVD-Video portion of the disc.
  • SACD - The BDP-93 plays Super Audio CD (SACD) and supports both stereo and multi-channel high resolution audio programs. Users can select whether to output the DSD (Direct Stream Digital) signal in its native format or convert it into PCM.
  • Additional Disc & Media Formats - Additional disc and file formats, such as DVD, audio CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, AVCHD, MP4, DivX, MKV, FLAC, WAV and other audio/video/picture files on recorded discs, USB or eSATA drives can be played back on the BDP-93.

Unparalleled Video Quality:

  • Qdeo by Marvell - The BDP-93 incorporates Marvell's Kyoto-G2 video processor with the second generation Qdeo™ technology. Qdeo video processing delivers a truly immersive viewing experience by rendering quiet natural video free of noise and artifacts for all types of content. For high-quality Blu-ray content, the BDP-93 faithfully reproduces the program just as the director intended; for DVD, the up-converted picture quality bridges the visual gap from your current DVD library to Blu-ray discs; for network streaming and user-encoded content at a variety of formats and quality, the BDP-93 offers enhancement options including video noise reduction, compression artifact reduction, intelligent color, contrast, detail and edge enhancements. More Info
  • DVD Up-Conversion - Per-pixel motion-adaptive de-interlacing and advanced scaling transform the standard definition image on DVDs to high definition output to your TV. Additional Qdeo video processing options help to deliver a clearer, smoother, and true-to-life picture free of noise and artifacts.
  • Full HD 1080p Output - The BDP-93 features user selectable video output resolutions, including 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and up to 1080p 50 or 60Hz.
  • True 24p™ Video - Many Blu-ray Discs are recorded at 24 frames per second, the same frame rate as the original movie's theatrical release. The BDP-93 can faithfully redeliver the original frames using 1080p 24Hz output (compatible display required) for smoother motion and a flicker-free, film-like home theater experience.
  • Source Direct Mode - For users who wish to use an external video processor, high-end audio/video receiver or display, the BDP-93 offers a "Source Direct" mode. The original audio/video content on the discs is sent out with no additional processing or alteration.
  • Multiple Zoom Modes - The BDP-93 supports multiple levels of aspect ratio control and image zooming, including a vertical stretch mode for customers with a 2.35:1 CIH (Constant Image Height) display system. A unique subtitle shift feature allows the user to move the subtitle up and down, making it possible to see all subtitle text when using a 2.35:1 CIH display. (Blu-ray discs with BD-Java may prohibit zoom operation.)
  • Dual HDMI v1.4a Outputs - Two assignable HDMI v1.4a outputs are provided to capitalize on the optimum audio and video settings to all old, new, and future HDMI televisions and receivers. With the option of full audio and video output to 2 displays; or dedicate one HDMI for audio, the other for video, it promotes a high quality video and audio for both signal paths. The BDP-93 supports 3D and Deep Color modes on both HDMI output ports.

High Fidelity Audio:

  • Dolby® TrueHD - Dolby TrueHD delivers lossless studio master quality audio designed specifically for high definition entertainment.  The BDP-93 supports bit-stream output of Dolby TrueHD via its HDMI 1.4a output.  It can also internally decode Dolby TrueHD into LPCM and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals.  (Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats are also supported.).
  • DTS-HD Master Audio™ - DTS-HD Master Audio delivers an auditory experience that matches the lifelike images of high-definition video with up to 7.1 channels that are bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. The BDP-93 supports bit-stream output of DTS-HD Master Audio. It can also internally decode DTS-HD Master Audio and output via HDMI or the 7.1ch analog audio output terminals. (DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround are also supported.)
  • 7.1-Channel Analog Output - Individual analog 7.1-channel surround outputs are ideal to connect to a 7.1-channel or 5.1-channel surround sound system. The BDP-93 delivers an incredible sound stage and an immersive surround experience. For users with stereo speakers, the BDP-93 offers a down-mix mode.
  • Digital Optical and Coaxial Outputs - For simple and easy connection to more traditional A/V receivers, the BDP-93 features both optical and coaxial outputs for digital audio.

Ultimate Convenience:

  • Dual HDMI Outputs – The BDP-93 is equipped with two HDMI output ports and offers the most versatile installation options. You do not have to upgrade your A/V receiver to a 3D model in order to enjoy 3D. One HDMI output of the BDP-93 can be connected to a 3D TV and the other can be connected to a pre-3D HDMI v1.1-v1.3 A/V receiver. For projector users, you can connect one output to a projector for home theater use and the other to a TV for casual viewing. For a multi-room installation the BDP-93 can output audio and video to two 3D or 2D TVs simultaneously.
  • eSATA Port – The BDP-93 features an eSATA port on its back panel. Consumers can take advantage of this fast eSATA connection to play contents from their hard disks full of audio, video and photo files. Most commercially available hard disks pre-formatted with NTFS, FAT32 and FAT file systems are supported, and file sizes larger than 4GB can be played back.
  • Wireless & Ethernet – Using the included wireless-N adapter or the built-in RJ45 Ethernet port, users will be able to interact with BD-Live content, watch instant streaming programs from provides such as Netflix, Blockbuster etc., playback contents on their home network, and update firmware to keep up with new Blu-ray releases.
  • Dual USB Ports - Two USB 2.0 high speed ports are provided, one on the front panel and one on the back. Users can enjoy high definition video, high resolution photos and music directly from their USB drives.
  • PAL/NTSC Conversion - The BDP-93 supports NTSC and PAL systems for both disc playback and video output. It can also convert content of one system for output in another. (Subject to DVD and BD region restrictions.)
  • Back-lit Remote Control - The BDP-93 comes with a fully back-lit remote control for ease of use in dark home theaters. With its ergonomic button layout and clear labeling, operating the Blu-ray Disc player is easier than ever.
  • Universal Power Supply - The BDP-93 features a wide-range world power supply that is compatible with AC power from all regions. No worries about damaging the player due to incorrect power voltage.
  • External IR - For integration into home theater control systems, the BDP-93 provides external IR IN port to use with an IR distribution system.
  • RS232 Control - For custom installation, the BDP-93 offers an RS232 control port with a rich control and communication protocol. Installers can easily program their favorite control systems to operate the BDP-93.
  • HDMI CEC - HDMI Consumer Electronics Control simplifies the home theater by allowing a single remote control to operate multiple devices.


Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Disc Types* BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
BD Profile BD-ROM Version 2.4 Profile 5 for 3D (also compatible with Profile 2, Profile 1 Version 1.0 and 1.1)
Internal Storage 2GB (Approximately 1GB available for BD-Live persistent storage. Actual storage varies due to system usage)
Output Analog Audio: 7.1ch, 5.1ch, or stereo
Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD, bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p, 720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only)
Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24, PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24)
Video Characteristics Composite Video Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75Ω)
Audio Characteristics** Frequency: 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.3dB), 20Hz - 96kHz (±2.0dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF)
General Specification Power Supply: ~ 100V - 240V, 50/60Hz AC
Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
Dimensions: 430mm x 311mm x 79mm, 16-7/8 x 12-1/4 x 3-1/8 inches
Mass: 4.9kg / 10.8 lbs
Operating Temperature 5°C - 35°C
41°F - 95°F
Operating Humidity 15% - 75%
No condensation

* Compatibility with user-encoded contents or user-created discs is on a best-effort basis with no guarantee due to the variation of media, software and techniques used.

**Nominal specification.

Company Information

OPPO Digital, Inc
2629B Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

Phone: 650-961-1118
Source: Manufacturer Supplied
MSRP: $499


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